Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These are the closest that I get to a classic oatmeal raisin cookie. Most of the time, I like to play around with the ingredients. This time, I only added in one nontraditional ingredient. If you don’t like wheat germ, you can leave it out (but it’s highly recommend that you keep it in!) These cookies last for a while, so they are great for sending in the mail!

RECIPE: Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 
Makes 4 Dozens

Cooling Rack
Baking Sheet
Oven heated to 375

1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
Dash of Allspice
2 Eggs
1/2 cup Shortening
1 stick Margarine
3/4 cup Sugar
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 1/4 cup Flour
2 cups Oats
1/4 cup Wheat Germ
1 1/2 cup Raisins

DSCF10911) Beat together the egg, vanilla, and assorted spices.
2) Add the shortening, margarine, and sugars. Cream until well combined.
3) Slowly add the flour, oats, and wheat germ.
4) Use a spatula to stir in the raisins.
5) Scoop the dough onto an ungreased baking sheet.
6) Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges become golden brown. DSCF1092

Remove from the baking sheet and let cool on a baking rack.
8) Once fully cooled you can either put them in a jar for yourself or box them up to mail out!

These cookies are delicious for breakfast or for dessert after dinner. They are complimented well with a glass of milk.


2 thoughts on “Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  1. Love your spices! I usually just add cinnamon, but I love the idea of allspice and nutmeg. I like wheat germ, so in that shall go, also. Thanks for the new ideas.


    1. Not only does wheat germ add a nice subtle flavor, but it also makes the cookies a bit healthier! Now your cookies have a small helping of folic acid, vitamin E, thiamin, and magnesium!


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